Brian Brooks Hints at What’s Next After Binance.US Stint

The former U.S. bank regulator is likely staying within the crypto industry.

AccessTimeIconSep 14, 2021 at 4:06 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:54 p.m. UTC
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The crypto industry needs major institutional adoption and people shouldn’t be satisfied with it being a $2 trillion industry, Brian Brooks said Tuesday in an interview with CoinDesk TV.

Closely watched by crypto observers since his sudden departure from Binance.US last month, the former Acting Comptroller of the Currency also hinted at what he plans to do next.

“What I’m really excited about is that there are a lot of companies that are starting to invest in the infrastructure to make this stuff scale,” Brooks said, without providing specifics. “The question [for me] is, if you could be on top of one of those companies making the world safe for crypto.”

The interview streamed live from Anthony Scaramucci’s SALT conference in New York City. Watch it below.


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